United Parcel Service saves time and energy by avoiding left turns and hiring cyclists.
Of course, each U.P.S. bike delivery system (typically a $350 mountain bike pulling a custom trailer) can haul only 15 to 20 packages a trip — a mere fraction of what a truck can deliver. Nonetheless, the company estimates that for every three bikes deployed during peak season on the West Coast, it will save around 17 gallons of fuel a day and about $38,000 in vehicle maintenance costs. – NYTimes Green Inc. blog
Efficient logistics save time, gas and money.
UPS trucks drove 2.5 billion miles last year, but the company says its package flow technology combined with right-turn routes saved 28,541,472 million miles, and three million gallons of fuel. – ABCNews
UPS’ slogan? “Your Office is an Open Road.”
Originally posted: 4/11/10